La Casa De Los Pollos

By Silmarien · Sep 15, 2012 · Updated Sep 24, 2012 · ·
  1. Silmarien
    We were dealing with a boggy bit of land around the side of the house, so I measured out a border and built a sloped brick edge to raise the interior ground level. Not knowing what predators might be around [we're next to bush], we laid ground netting which was later laced onto the side and roof netting to create full enclosure. Hubby then stepped in to translate my fanciful sketches into wood - a boxy coop with a Temple or Ark theme. We'd carefully read all the advice on BYC regarding ventilation, and set in one high, one low horizontal windows [netted]. There's a brood box with lid on one wall, while another wall is fully hinged and opens upwards so I can slide out the base tray for cleaning. Convenience was key. I didn't keep the hardware store receipts though...!
    Inside are two removable roosting poles. Our 3 boys chipped in with the painting, given that it was supposed to be a school holiday project. Our five pullets came home on the very last day, while I was still lacing up the netting.

    The magpie loved all the witchetty-grubs I found whilst digging.

    The base netting is in place. One wall is fully hinged for access during cleaning.

    The frame for the run actually sits up on six bricks and doesn't contact the ground.

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    Ready for residence! ..... Welcome to Renji, Contador, IceMight, Strathy and Sauron [don't let your sons name your hens!]

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Not much detail"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 28, 2018
    Nice looking coop but not much info here
  2. Anonymous
    "Cute little coop."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 28, 2018
    You did a great job.
    Would you do anything different if you could start over?


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  1. Tammy N
    I think this took some thinking Great Design,
    Different...I like!
  3. emarketwiz
    Great unique design!
  4. judyki2004
    So cute! Very neat!
  5. Tropical Chick
    I like that you hinged the one wall for easy cleaning. I didn't really pay too much attention to that aspect of my small coop and now kind of wish I had adapted my coop kit. Nice looking coop! Nothing like home grown eggs is there?
  6. Silmarien
    Thanks! We had home-grown eggs for breakfast for the very first time today.
  7. chicksbunsdog
    Such a cute looking cute! I haven't seen any others like it - good luck with the chickens!

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